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|Judi Bari Film Premier|
|Date||Wednesday April 06|
|Time||7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
near Ashby BART
Benefit for the Forest Defenders' Pepper Spray Q-tip lawsuit.
Bay Area premier of Bernadine Mellis' "The Forest for the Trees: Judi Bari vs. the FBI", a new documentry about Judi Bari and her successful lawsuit challenging the FBI repression of local forest activists.
Wed April 6 2005 7pm La Pena Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley (nearthe Ashby BART)
Event includes shorts from the documentaries "Fire in the Eyes" and Viva Judi Bari". Meet Plaintiffs and Lawyers in the upcoming No Pepper Spray Trial starting April 12 at the SF Federal Building.
Admission $10 no one turned away for lack of funds.
>THE FOREST FOR THE TREES
Judi Bari v. the FBI
directed by Bernadine Mellis
In 1990, environmentalist and union organizer Judi Bari's car was
bombed. Within three hours of the bombing, Bari was accused of
transporting the explosives that had nearly killed her. Still in the
hospital, she was arrested, and labeled a terrorist in the national
>media. "The Forest for the Trees follows" Judi Bari's story,
>culminating in her First Amendment case against the FBI. At the
>heart of the film, made by Bari's lawyer's daughter, is Bari, a folk hero
>with an electrifying on-screen presence, and the legal battle against
>law enforcement that few believed she could win.
Bernadine Mellis' first film, Born, is an experimental short that has screened
at galleries and festivals in San Francisco (recently at The Lab's "Inside of
Inside" and Madcat International Women's Film Festival) and New York City
(including Galapagos Gallery, the Pioneer Theater, and Lady Fest East). The
Golden Pheasant, an Orphan's Tale, a children's story Mellis wrote and directed,
has also screened in museums and schools nationally , as well as on public
television. Her father's role as lead attorney in Earth First! activist Judi
Bari's civil case led Mellis to make The Forest for the Trees , her first